I vividly remember standing in the hot corridor of the storage rental facility. My husband and I were newly married and needed to store our belongings while we traveled and looked for new housing.
That day, he was clocking hours at work as a service technician, while my work was more flexible. The storage unit filled up quickly with furniture and boxes, and I muddled through feelings of frustration and abandonment. I wanted to text my husband to let him know I was in over my head.
Instead, I did something I’ve often found so helpful in trying moments: I mentally reached out to God, thinking that angel messages – uplifting inspiration from God – might be faster and more effective than text messages.
Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, describes divine communication in her book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” which includes a Glossary of spiritual definitions for biblical terms. The definition of “angels” is: “God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality” (p. 581).
This was the turning point for me. An angel message came immediately to my thought and heart: I didn’t need to get angry to get the job done. As God’s ideas, or children, we are spiritual and reflect qualities of God, divine Spirit, including strength and intuition.
I felt reassured by this, and calmness and courage took hold.
Then, as I glanced up, I saw my husband’s work truck on the highway adjacent to the storage facility. He was already on his way! I hadn’t texted him – but he, too, had been listening for angel messages. He wanted to help on his lunch break, and we worked quickly together to finish the project.
Eddy writes in Science and Health, “If Spirit pervades all space, it needs no material method for the transmission of messages” (p. 78).
Ideas communicated from God are quick and powerful. In addition to sending text messages, maybe we could pause more often to listen for angel messages?
By Ginger Emden
This article was first published in the Christian Science Monitor June 24, 2022, and adapted from the May 16, 2022, Christian Science Daily Lift podcast.